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May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

Aoni Production's official website reported on Thursday that voice actress Yuko Mizutani passed away from breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 51 years old. Mizutani made her TV anime debut in 1985, voicing Sarah Zabiarov in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam b...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The coffeehouse is giving Japan something to look forward to during the dreaded rainy season. One of the reasons Starbucks has become such a success in Japan is the chain's enthusiasm in adapting to the local practice of offering special limited-t...

Author: Keith Aiken Source: Section23 Films, Kraken Releasing Special Thanks to Matt Greenfield and Mike Bailiff A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Kraken Releasing today announced that they have licensed Toho's THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (1984) for Blu-ray and ...

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One would have thought that learning a language as graceful and beautiful as Japanese requires a lot of time, practise and brain power. A minor local cosplay celebrity recently shared his secret to learning the language from scratch to reach the n...


On June 15, EXILE TRIBE will release the album "HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM. " This album is one part of LDH's ambitious multimedia project "HiGH&LOW. " The album will feature songs by the likes of Sandaime J Soul Brothers, GENERATIONS, ACE OF SP...

The Red Turtle, the new animated film co-produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit is headed to America courtesy Sony Pictures Classics, reports Deadline. The Red Turtle, which screened at Cannes, marks a new di...

Siliconera Sato

With Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X and Future Tone releasing later this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that the series is getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4 models.

The Fandom Post Kory Cerjak

Ouran High School Host Club is not your typical shoujo anime. Though it has the same anime ending syndrome its Bones counterpart (Fullmetal Alchemist) did, its ending and payoff are about as good. Which is to say, I liked both, thematically at least.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A new teaser trailer for 91 Days, an original TV anime crime drama set in the Prohibition Era, reveals the principal cast and broadcast details for the series. The cast of 91 days includes: Takashi Kondō as Avilio.

A new study says that people in Japan are no longer using Sayonara and the reason why may surprise you. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports. Pop Culture PLAYLIST Buzz60 NOW PLAYING Daniel Craig turns down $100 million to do Bond?

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A classic anime film is joining the Crunchyroll catalog today, with 1978's Ringing Bell set to go live at 4:00pm Pacific Time. The feature was directed by Masami Hata, who directed the 1986 Nayuta OVA and more recently worked as episode director o...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix announced today that the localized version of Romancing SaGa 2 for Android and iOS will be releasing in North America on May 26, 2016 for $17. 99. Here are some details from the official website: About Romancing SaGa 2 Romancing SaGa 2...

Siliconera Sato

5pb. announced today that the anime series Plastic Memories which aired between April 5 and June 28, 2016 is getting a game The company says that they'll share the first details for the game sometime soon, and have provided a look at a teaser trai...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Bandai Namco Games have announced a sequel to the 2015 fighting game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse. An announcement video has been released for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 showcasing that the upcoming game will feature lots of new colourful and vast environm...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

May 19, 2016 - You can't keep a good giant monster down, especially when he's being very, very bad! Kraken Releasing is proud to continue the tradition of releasing the very best in kaiju (giant monster) entertainment with the first U.

World-class Japanese music series unveils summer lineup for Anime Expo's 25th Event Santa Ana, CA - (May 17, 2016) Anime Expo, produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will present the U.

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo and Gust opened a new teaser site showing that a new Atelier series project is in the works, and will be revealed on May 24, 2016. Earlier this week we saw a tease from 7net Shopping that a new Atelier game will be featured in the upcom...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The annual Kyoto Animation Awards have been a good way for the renowned animation studio, Kyoto Animation, to determine which works they would adapt into an anime. For instance, Chuunibyou series, which won the Novel "Encouragement" award back in ...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Rina Shimabukuro OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police have arrested a former U. S. serviceman after the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old woman who had gone missing last month, reports the Okinawa Times (May 19).

Siliconera Sato

There are over 500 students you can befriend in Caligula's virtual world of Mobius; however, these students won't always be friendly, as μ's catchy music will slowly turn them against you. The latest video for the game explains how it works.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Voice actors Satoshi Hino and Ai Kayano have joined the cast of The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance, an upcoming sequel series to the 2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan fantasy adventure TV anime based on the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka and t...

Siliconera Sato

Ace Attorney: Spirits of Justice is releasing soon in Japan and Capcom put together a video to help fans familiarize themselves with the new "Séance Vision" feature that is used in the game. The Divination Séance is a new mechanic that allows play...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

It's the mid-point of the Spring anime season and the perfect time to take a look at which of the season's 58 new anime you absolutely should not miss. http://kotaku. com/your-complete-. . . You can feel it.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the Project Itoh anime project has revealed that the Gyakusatsu kikan (Genocidal Organ) anime film is still in production and will be completed by the newly opened studio, Geno Studio.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Rina Shimabukuro OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police are questioning a man employed in the U. S. military in connection with the disappearance of a 20-year-old woman in Uruma City, reports NHK (May 18).

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

You gotta hand it to companies that decide to people a taste of one of their titles since it exposes more folks to said property. As we get close to the weekend, Shout! Factory has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming Gosei Sentai Dairanger marat...

Siliconera Sato

SNK Playmore shared the latest on The King of Fighters XIV with a look at the second of their team introduction video series. Today we have Team Yagami, featuring Iori, Mature, and Vice. Here are details on the members from the official website: I...

North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks earlier today confirmed just what will be heading onto store shelves during the month of September. As usual, you can view the full list of shows below: 1Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite Complete Collec...

Providing a new glimpse at The Idolm@ster: Premium Stars on the PlayStation 4, Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan have shared this new promotional trailer. It details many aspects of the game, from the beginning when you choose your 765 Production i...

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